The bottom chord in my house is off by 1/4 inch and is supposedly causing my celing to be pushed down. In return, you can see every outline of the drywall, throughout all the rooms in the house. It is actually coming apart at every seam along each sheet.
Along each seam that is coming down from the ceiling, the walls have bowed out and cracked.
Hopefully this gives an understanding of the problem.
The warranty department told me they would jack up the "chord" which they are calling a truss and shim it.
One question to be answered, is this going to solve my problem throughout the house? And by the way I have asked already for an engineer to come in before they touch anything.
After yesterday, I was denied the engineer by the builder, but was told the Truss Company Rep. along with the superintendent and others will arrive Monday morning to start on fixing the problem. However, it gets really intersting. This problem has began to show up in other rooms since the initial viewing by the builder. Yesterday, I received a work order only for the rooms previously looked at. Over the phone, the warranty department told me they would only be fixing the initial rooms.
I guess this means they will be coming back other times to destroy my ceiling and disturbing my routine.
At this point, I am told this will take 5 days while they rip apart the ceiling and move all my furniture around. I literally have to stay somewhere else for those days. And it will most likely occur again in the future when they come to fix the rest.
What is one to do? This also puts another question into the box.
Well, my wife and I have determined that we will put the house up for sale when this is all complete. My wife being a realtor will be the one listing the house. Since this is a "new" home, do we need to disclose the fact that the builder had to come in and fix the truss and drywall? Or is there a way that since the home is under warranty for its first year voids that statement? We have tried to do research on this matter, but no such luck, so far.
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